Thursday, November 2, 2017

Microwave Potato Chips

Potato Chips is the only snack I think which does not need any introduction. The crispy salty potato chips are liked by people of all ages. Microwave Potato Chips are as crisp and light as regular potato chips but with zero guilt.

Many a times we have to stay away from this favourite snack of ours when we are trying to eat healthy or trying to keep our kids away from junk food because of the load of calories it brings along. With this low oil microwave potato chips recipe you will no longer have to crave for these crispy  yummy potato chips. You can enjoy them anytime without feeling guilty.

Some of the key points which have to be taken care off in the preparation phase are-slicing of potatoes, rinsing them with cold water and towel drying them later. If the potato slices are not thin enough, you will not get that light and crispy texture. Also, rinsing the slices is important step as it helps in getting rid of excess starch from potatoes which is crucial to make the potatoes crispy.
I have sprinkled some sea salt on the slices before keeping them in microwave. You can even add some chilly powder if you like them on spicier side. Although I like my potato chips without any accompaniments but you can serve them with any of your favourite dips or sauces.

Each batch of potato chips takes up to 6 minutes to prepare. So you will get small-small batches of chips each time but I would say the effort is all worth it when you are trying to avoid ready made potato chips sold in market which are deep fried and loaded with so much of salt and preservatives.

Hope you would like this easy peasy Microwave Potato Chips recipe!!

Preparation Time:10 minutes

Cooking Time: 5-6 minutes

List of Ingredients:

  • Potatoes-3
  • Table Salt/Rock salt-1 tsp
  • Olive Oil/Cooking Oil-1 tbsp
  • Ice Cold Water-For soaking potato slices

Steps To Prepare:

Peel the potatoes and wash them thoroughly. You can skip peeling the potatoes if the peel is really thin and fine.

 I would advice you to choose slightly elongated potatoes as they give wafers which are longer in size (just the type you get in market). 

Cut the potatoes into very thin slices. You can use sharp knife, food processor or manual slicer. The potato slices should be really thin else they would take longer to cook.
Here I am using Ganesh Vegetable Dicer for slicing these potatoes. This equipment is quite easy to use and handy as well. It comes with multiple detachable blades and is especially useful when you want to slice the vegetables like potato, cucumber, carrots or make julienne for salads, fillings or Gajar Ka Halwa.

There are various demo videos available on Youtube for this product. I have bought it from Amazon. To view its price or other details, click here.
Dip these slices into ice cold water for at least 5 minutes. This step is necessary in order to wash out excess starch from these potato slices which in turn helps them to become crisp quickly. Rinse them once again under running water before proceeding to next step.
Take kitchen tissue or paper towel. Spread these potato slices on it and cover it with another kitchen towel. This way all the extra water is soaked from these slices.  Repeat this for all the slices. Keep them aside.
Take one microwave safe plate preferably dinner size or larger. Brush some olive oil onto it using silicon brush or fingers.
(The plate I am using here is from Corelle brand. It is microwave safe and chip resistant).

Spread out the potato slices on this plate such that no two slices overlap or touch each other else they will stick to one another. Brush some oil on them again and sprinkle salt over it.

Microwave these potato slices on 100 percent power for 2.5 minutes. Bring them out. You will notice the browning has started .
Flip over the slices. Microwave once again at 50 percent power for another 2.5-3 minutes. This time varies slightly from oven to oven. Keep an eye on it when you are making it for first time.

Once they are ready transfer them to another plate or a wire rack.The chips may not seem to be crispy when hot. They will become crispier when cooled down.
Enjoy these crispy no guilt potato chips with your evening tea or favourite movie!! :)

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